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Physician and Healthcare Professional Well-being
Nonmember Tiered Pricing:
Non-Doctoral Health Professional: $150
Member Tiered Pricing:
Non-Doctoral Health Professional: $112.50
This course, led by Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM, DipABLM, and funded through the generous support of the Ardmore Institute of Health, was created to describe and apply approaches that support health professionals in achieving and sustaining a total healthy lifestyle, including eating a whole food, plant-based diet, being physically active and engaging in mindfulness and positive psychology activities. The course offers exercises to harness personal strengths and leadership skills for improving workplace culture/systems and to engage in effective, positive health care team and patient interactions. Learners will also conduct a well-being assessment and develop a personal action plan.
- Describe and apply approaches that support physicians and other health professionals in achieving and sustaining a comprehensive healthy lifestyle, including eating a whole food, plant-based diet, being physically active and engaging in positive psychology activities.
- Apply positive psychology activities for emotional well-being and physical health and to support healthy behaviors.
- Conduct a brief flourishing assessment and develop a personal well-being action plan.
- Implement at least one strategy for influencing health care workplace culture to support the well-being of health teams.
Physician and Health Professional Well-being Train-the-Trainer Workshop Package Description:
The Physician and Health Professional Well-being Train-the-Trainer workshop package is an accompanying complimentary course component that allow clinicians who have taken the course the opportunity to easily deliver a Physician and Health Professional Wellbeing workshop within their own institutions and organizations. This Train-the-Trainer Workshop Package includes training modules on how to deliver a Physician and Health Professional Wellbeing workshop as well as all of the educational, exercise and workbook materials needed for delivering workshops of various lengths.
The aims of the Train-the-Trainer program workshop are: 1) to help health professionals learn ways to maintain and improve their physical and emotional well-being, manage their stress levels, and achieve flourishing and 2) to inspire physicians and health professionals to apply these lessons with their patients. We hope that after taking the course, you feel empowered to not only apply the self-care principals that are outlined within the course, but to also share this valuable information with the clinicians in your organization.
The course is composed of four modules viewed in a digital format. Users are able to click through the voice-over module presentations at their own pace. Interactive scenarios, reflective exercises, images, audio, video and a course workbook have been included to enhance the learner’s experience.
Module 1: Introduction to Physician and Health Professional Well-being | Kristin Pascucci, PhD, MS
- Describe how lifestyle medicine and positive psychology interventions reinforce each other to achieve well-being outcomes
- Define well-being and the elements that contribute to well-being
- Define burnout and identify the consequences of burnout in healthcare
- Describe the positive impacts of personal healthy habits and positive emotions
Module 2: Healthy Lifestyle Approaches | Beth Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM
- Conduct a personal healthy habits assessment
- Identify strategies and tools to help maximize a healthy lifestyle at work and home
- Create a SMART goal in a healthy lifestyle area
Module 3: Positive Psychology and Other Emotional Well-being Approaches | Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM, DipABLM
- Conduct a personal flourishing and subjective well-being self-assessment
- Describe positive psychology approaches that can promote total well-being
- Apply positive psychology approaches for self care
Module 4: Well-being in the Health Care Workplace | Kaylan A. Baban, MD, MPH, DipABLM
- Identify workplace cultures and systems that can trigger clinician distress (burnout and/or moral injury)
- Describe workplace cultures that promote well-being
- Describe organizational strategies to reduce clinician distress and increase well-being
- Describe how positive interactions in the workplace can promote well-being
- Use leadership skills to promote a culture of well-being in clinical practices and large health care settings
- Create personal action items to boost well-being in the workplace
Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM, DipABLM
Chair, Happiness Science and Positive Health Committee, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Past President, Positive Health and Wellness Division, International Positive Psychology Association
Vice Chair, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine
President and Founder, Global Positive Health Institute
Founder and Principal, HealthType LLC
An innovative global leader in lifestyle medicine, Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM, DipABLM, has advanced the crucial work to establish this new field in health care. She led the development of the first lifestyle medicine core competencies for physicians and health professionals. She serves as the lead faculty for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Physician and Health Professional Well-being Program, chair of the Happiness Science and Positive Health Committee of the ACLM, and vice-chair of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Lianov has also previously held the positions of president of the ACLM, president of the Positive Health and Wellbeing Division of the International Positive Psychology Association, director for the Healthy Lifestyles Division of the American Medical Association, board regent for American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), and public health medical officer at the California Department of Health Care Services.
In recent years, Dr. Lianov has spearheaded the movement to integrate positive psychology into health care. Key accomplishments include convener of the inaugural Summit on Happiness Science in Health Care with ACLM and Dell Medical School, editor and coauthor of Roots of Positive Change, Optimizing Health Care with Positive Psychology, author of Strengths in the Mirror, Thriving Now and Tomorrow, and founder and president of the nonprofit organization, the Global Positive Health Institute – GPHI (https://www.positivehealth.world). The GPHI provides physicians and health professionals the education, training, and clinical tools based on the science of positive psychology for facilitating positive health – a state of health beyond that achieved by addressing traditional risk factors.
Kristen Pascucci, PhD, MS
Kristen Pascucci, PhD, has led a long-term career at a large financial institution where her work centers around leadership development, workplace and employee wellness, employee engagement, and promoting positive psychology practices within the workplace.
She serves on the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Happiness Science and Positive Health Committee and was appointed Chief of Staff for the Lifestyle Medicine in the Workplace Committee.
Pascucci was an International StrengthsFinder Scholar at the Gallup Organization, she earned her PhD and MS degrees in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Alliant International University, and holds a Nutrition Science certification from Stanford University.
Beth Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM
Harvard Medical School Faculty, Harvard Medical School
Director of Wellness Programming, Stroke Institute for Research and Recovery, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Beth Frates, MD, is a trained physiatrist and health and wellness coach. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of ACLM from 2016-2019 and was voted President-Elect in 2020. She was 1 of 4 item writers for the original ABLM exam. Dr. Frates is an award-winning teacher at Harvard Medical School, where she is assistant clinical professor. In 2014, she developed and taught the first college lifestyle medicine curriculum at the Harvard Extension School and then shared her lifestyle medicine syllabus with ACLM in 2017, which can be downloaded through the ACLM website, in hopes that her work would serve as a template for other instructors and professors. Along with colleagues and staff at ACLM, she shared her slides from her course and used them to co-create the LM 101 Curriculum, which can be downloaded through the ACLM website. Dr. Frates co-authored the Lifestyle Medicine Handbook published in 2018 by Healthy Learning, which is ranked 51 out of the top 100 medical books ever by Book Authority. In addition, she created and implemented a group lifestyle medicine wellness program called PAVING the Path to Wellness, which she now delivers virtually. In 2022, she co-authored PAVING the Path to Wellness: A Guide to Thriving with a Healthy Body, Peaceful Mind and Joyful Heart. Most recently, Dr. Frates was recruited to be the first Director of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness for the Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Kaylan A. Baban, MD, MPH, DipABLM
Chief Wellness Officer and Assistant Professor of Medicine, George Washington University
Dr. Baban is Chief Wellness Officer and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Director of the Lifestyle Medicine program at the GW Medical Faculty Associates. She is board-certified in Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine with a focus on holistic care and patient empowerment.
Dr. Baban earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University as an I. I. Rabi Science Scholar. She received her MD and MPH from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as a George James Epidemiology awardee with Distinction in Research. She completed residency and a chief year in Preventive Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as a Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society inductee, Harvard Macy Future Academic Clinician Educator, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Integrative Medicine interdisciplinary fellow.
As a clinician and educator, Dr. Baban believes that a holistic approach personalized to the individual is the key to success, and she enjoys working with her patients and students to find the path right for them. Dr. Baban’s research and curricular efforts address mindful provision of healthcare and digital health for prevention, patient empowerment, and optimized health outcomes. She currently leads a mixed-methods evaluation of individualized lifestyle management for dysautonomic conditions.
Dr. Baban is an active member of both the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, serving as core faculty for the colleges’ joint Lifestyle Medicine Core Curriculum course, advisor and lead faculty of the ACLM Physician and Health Provider Well-Being course, and member of the ACLM 2020 planning committee.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will benefit from this 5-hour course?
This program is designed to provide education on positive psychology and lifestyle medicine for physicians and health professionals. This course is applicable to physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, health care executives, students, trainees and other health care professionals. It is intended for those who want to learn more about the implementation of positive psychology and lifestyle medicine for personal well-being.
What is the format of the content?
The course is composed of four lectures and is five hours in length in total. The course is completed online via the ACLM Learning Management System. Users are able to click through the voice-over module slides at their own pace and complete corresponding quizzes. Interactive scenarios, images and case studies have been added to enhance the experience.
Is this content accredited for CME?
Yes, this 5-hour course is accredited to provide 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and CE for the health professional care team, Americal Board of Lifestyle Medicine Maintenance of Certification (MOC), American Board of Internal Medicine MOC, AAFP prescribed credits, and CE for the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching. Full details and accreditation statements in the accreditation section below.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Yes, all participants who complete the full 5-hour course and pass the post-module quizzes and complete the course surveys will be eligible to receive an online CME/CE certificate of completion.
I’m a pharmacist, registered nurse, registered dietitian, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, respiratory therapist, social worker, speech therapist or audiologist; may I receive credit for this content?
Yes! See details below, under the “Accreditation” dropdown tab.
How recent is the content?
The program was originally developed and launched September 2020. The content has just been updated and launched October 2022 and reflects the most recent work in this field. Faculty will be updating the content on a regular basis, and enrollees have 1-year access to the program.
Will updates to this content be available soon?
Yes, updates to the training program will be made on an ongoing basis.
How long do I have access to the content?
Course purchasers will have access to the online course for one year.
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In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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For Medicine: Rush University Medical Center designates enduring material for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For Nursing: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.00 nursing contact hour(s). For Pharmacy: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based enduring material for a maximum of 5.00 contact hour(s) for pharmacists.
For Psychologists: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for 5.00 CE credits in psychology.
For Dieticians: This enduring material has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 5.00CPEUs.
For Social Work: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Rush University Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education buy the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved continuing education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 5.00 general continuing education credits.
For physical therapy or occupational therapy: Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy/occupational therapy by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.00 continuing education credits for physical therapists/ occupational therapists.
ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participation completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit
AAFP Prescribed Credits: The AAFP has reviewed Physician and Health Professional Well-Being and deemed it acceptable for up to 5.0 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 10/04/2022 to 10/04/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABLM MOC: The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 5.0 maintenance of certification credit for this learning activity.
For NBC-HWCs: The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has approved 5 continuing education credits for this learning activity: CEA-000127-1
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